Location
  • South Korea
    • Seoul
    • Busan
Length
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Middle School

Program Details

Job Type
Teacher Exchange
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Middle School
Housing
Apartment
Weekly Classroom Hours
22

Pricing

Salary / Benefits
Salaries: From 1.8M to 2.7M KRW
Housing: Single-Accommodation
Flight Ticket Allowance: 1.3M KRW Each Way
Working Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Teaching Hours: 22 Hours per Week
Vacation: 18-21 Days of Paid Vacation
Health Insurance: Provided
What's Included
Accommodation Airfare Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Activities Meals SIM cards Transportation
Nov 25, 2019
Aug 31, 2021

About Program

Korvia Consulting is one of the largest and most trusted public school teacher placement agencies in South Korea. Since 2006, Korvia has offered teachers continual support from initial application, to their first day of school, to their final day in South Korea. Korvia is also one of the few agencies to be located in the nation's capital of Seoul allowing us uninterrupted communication as well as access to some of the best positions available.

Korvia works directly with the Korean government as well as education offices around the country and are an OFFICIAL PARTNER of the EPIK, GEPIK, and GOE programs.

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Program Reviews

9.69 Rating
based on 142 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 95.07%
  • 7-8 rating 4.93%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
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  • Benefits 9.6
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.4
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.8
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Maria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Much Appreciated Guide!

I'm so glad I decided to use KorVia, rather than apply on my own. It was extremely reassuring to have someone help me through the entire process---especially when planning something as big as living abroad. Rachel and the KorVia team were with me every step of the way. It was also reassuring to know that someone was helping me keep track of all of the required forms and paperwork. Whenever I had a question, I always got a prompt reply. I also appreciated the amount of resources they have on their website, online Q&A sessions, and orientation. I had a very positive experience with KorVia and would 100% recommend it to anyone.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you're applying to EPIK through KorVia, trust that the team knows what they are doing! The EPIK application is a very long, step-by-step process. For me it was such a relief knowing that I had someone guiding me and keeping track of what I needed to do.
5 people found this review helpful.
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Holland
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best!

Korvia and their team were incredibly helpful from the very beginning. They were the first recruiting company I contacted and I am so glad I ended up accepting my job through them. Thelma has been the best throughout this process, from answering every question I had about the visa process to helping me through my arrival to korea and quarantine. I would have been lost without her and without Korvia! I am so thankful that I accepted my position through them, I know it was the best decision I could have made.

7 people found this review helpful.
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Kristina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korvia Consulting Review

This is my second time using Korvia, the first being back in 2013. Both times they did their utmost best to find me schools to apply for that fit my wants and needs. They were timely in their email responses and helped me with the document process. The first time, they helped in finding a good moving company that helped me with all my bags, and this time, they helped in booking a private vehicle transfer to my apartment, which I appreciated after a 25-26 hour travel day. They also put me in touch with both the education office coordinator and my head coteacher to communicate about any possible problems that could arise, or just general questions.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
There have been some changes to the document process, dependent on your country of residence, so be aware of that! Canada's Korean consulates have added a big step for document notarization, so be aware! It will add on at least 2 weeks for your paperwork process to be completed.
7 people found this review helpful.
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Claire
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Super attentive and very helpful!

The Korvia team was so helpful and attentive to me during the entire process, checking in with me and ensuring I had everything I needed. I really enjoyed the follow up emails with guides attached and I also loved the timeline they sent so I could see what the process would be like! I only had a few moments where I felt communication lacked. Overall, I really like my school and I love where I live! My accommodations are clean, functional, and perfect for my purposes. I never have to worry about making appointments with immigration or anything because I know Korvia will help.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Start all paperwork as early as humanly possible!!!!
9 people found this review helpful.
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Becca
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience!

I had an excellent experience with Korvia Consulting! Ann was very helpful throughout the process and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. She thoroughly prepared for me for all aspects of the journey and I was especially grateful for the guidance surrounding the new COVID-19 arrival procedures. In the beginning, she suggested opportunities that were a good match for my preferences and her support continued even after I had arrived in country. I would definitely recommend going through Korvia Consulting!

9 people found this review helpful.
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Vasiliy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you KorVia Team and Ann for helping me land a teaching position (twice)

I'll start of by saying a massive thank you to Ann for being extremely helpful/ caring and professional in handling my application from the start to the end. She provided support at every single step and really made this whole experience pleasant and without issue. There were times when I was worried or unsure of what to do and thankfully Ann was able to step in and answer any queries I had or what I had to do next.
I'd also like to thank Henry, he was very kind and helped sort out issues I had with the SIM card/ helping me set the SIM card up. And Rachel for processing my application at the start of this whole experience.

I had serious withdrawal symptoms after I had finished my internship in China two years ago and since then have been looking desperately to travel to a foreign country once again, and where else would be better than South Korea, which I have been a massive fan off for over 5 years.

Initially I tried signing up with other agencies but either their application process was troublesome/ overly complicated or they didn't accept my Degree as it was a Masters Degree (4 years) which doesn't fit the minimum requirement of a Bachelor Degree? (3 years), that was weird. But here is where KorVia excelled, they listened to me and accepted my degree, where the other agencies just said no.

Originally I was supposed to start my teaching position for a job in Changwon in December however due to the Variant/ Cases in UK running wild the Visa was delayed and the job position/Visa became expired, this wasn't KorVia's fault, it was the UK Embassy's fault. Regardless, KorVia kept me updated with the status almost daily.

I ended up getting another teaching position a few weeks later and finally landed in South Korea, so I could say this counts as a double review.

Both times KorVia and Ann have shown extra-ordinary professionalism, letting me know what I had to do at every step clearly and simply. It was overwhelming looking back how many documents you'd have to prepare but really you just have to take it one step at a time and you'll be fine.

Upon arrival they gave me clear instructions on what to do for Quarantine/ Arrival during Covid-19 and stayed with me (metaphorically of course) during Quarantine, continuing to provide excellent service and keeping me updated

I am due to start the job in 2 days and I have to say I am beyond thrilled to start, I am staying in Kwangju and the city (and surroundings) are just breath-taking, especially the mountains and as I am a hiking enthusiast, I am just so excited. I could write an entire essay about how I'm in love with this country and the many reasons but we'd be here all night.

Huge thank you for all the support and help provided by the KorVia Team, I've had an absolutely stunning experience. KorVia really does blow the other agencies out of the water. I am 100% sure I will have the best year of my life going forward.

Thank you once again and if I enjoy it (I'm sure I will), I will definitely be using KorVia again.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Do not be afraid to travel and do not be afraid to interact with the city and its inhabitants.

South Korea is connected via an extremely fast Railway Network and if that's not your cup of tea, Inter-City busses run all over the country. South Korea is an extremely beautiful country filled with many fascinating historical tales, cities, monuments and temples. This is not to mention the mountains, compared to the UK, South Korea is not flat at all. This really is possibly one of the best countries to explore for Hikers, most of these being over 1000m in height, the views are truly breath-taking. If you need to get away from the mainland, Jeju is literally a $20 ticket away and its a journey I hope to be making very soon.

Being in a new country where you probably can't speak the language is not in everyone's comfort zone, but I guarantee it will be worthwhile. One of the best methods for learning a language is immersion after all and here you are surrounded 24/7 by locals. If you have spent even a few months watching K-drama (isn't that the reason you are applying to South Korea) you'll do just fine. Koreans are incredibly kind and it really just blows my mind daily how they are so polite in everything they do.

Be curious and be adventurous.
14 people found this review helpful.
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Jaime
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Definitely recommend

Everyone was very nice and helpful throughout the process. The steps were laid out in a way that made the process go by smoothly. I am really enjoying the school I was placed at because they do a great job with recommending schools that fit what you are looking for. My recruiter was very timely when answering questions and everything was set up perfectly, even with the struggle of my quarantine. Korvia provides lots of answers on their website but my recruiter was always happy to answer any additional questions.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Start collecting your papers as soon as you can so you don't have to rush and stress out about the long waits.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Taylor
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Stop your search: go with Korvia!

The Koriva team is simply amazing; they provide everything and then some in your search for a suitable teaching position. They considered my preferred locations to live and career goals to help place me in a fantastic school not once but twice. Korvia will present many job opportunities, help you assemble a tailored application for the positions that interest you, coordinate interview times and handle all correspondence with the school every step of the way. After receiving multiple offers, one team member even took my call long after working hours to field my questions and discuss the pros and cons based on my personal work experience. Finally, after I started at my new school, Korvia sent a care package directly to my desk. Needless to say, you can stop your search for a great recruiter; Korvia is the real deal.

26 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hello, You may bring your spouse, however, all the paperwork related to getting his/her visa is entirely your responsibility.